poder

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Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin potēre, regularization of Latin posse.

Verb[edit]

poder

  1. to be able to, can

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin potēre, regularization of Latin posse.

Noun[edit]

poder m (plural poderes)

  1. power

Verb[edit]

poder

  1. to be able to, can

Conjugation[edit]

Impersonal forms
Infinitive poder
Gerund pudiendo
Past participle podíu
Personal forms
yo tu él~elli/-a/-o nosotros/-es~nós vosotros/-es~vós ellos/-es
Indicative Present puedo
pueo
puedes
pues
pue podemos podéis pueden
puen
Imperfect preterite podía podíes podía podíemos~podíamos podíais~podíeis podíen
Perfect preterite pudi pudisti
pudiesti
pudo pudimos
pudiemos
pudistis
pudiestis
pudieron
Pluperfect preterite pudiera~pudiere pudieras~pudieres pudiera~pudiere pudiéramos~pudiéremos pudierais~pudiereis pudieran~pudieren
yo tu él~elli/-a/-o nosotros/-es~nós vosotros/-es~vós ellos/-es
Subjunctive Present pueda
puea
puedas
pueas
pueda
puea
podamos podáis puedan
puean
Imperfect preterite pudiera~pudiere pudieras~pudieres pudiera~pudiere pudiéramos~pudiéremos pudierais~pudiereis pudieran~pudieren
yo tu él~elli/-a/-o nosotros/-es~nós vosotros/-es~vós ellos/-es
Potential Future podré podrás podrá podremos podréis podrán
Conditional podría podríes podría podríamos~podríemos podríais~podríeis podríen
- tu vusté nosotros/-es~nós vosotros/-es~vós vustedes
Imperative pue vamos poder podéi



Bikol Central[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish poder.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: po‧der
  • IPA(key): /poˈdeɾ/

Noun[edit]

podér

  1. power, might, force
    Synonyms: puwersa, kapangyarihan
  2. right, authority
    Synonym: awtoridad

See also[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Catalan poder, from Vulgar Latin potēre, regularization of Latin posse.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

poder (first-person singular present puc, past participle pogut)

  1. to be able; can
  2. to be allowed, to be permitted; may

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

poder m (plural poders)

  1. power
  2. ability

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese poder, from Vulgar Latin potēre, regularization of Latin posse.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

poder (first-person singular present podo, first-person singular preterite puiden, past participle podido)

  1. can (to be able)
  2. first-person singular personal infinitive of poder
  3. third-person singular personal infinitive of poder

Conjugation[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Noun[edit]

poder m (plural poderes)

  1. power
  2. might
  3. possession

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • poder” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • poder” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • poder” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • poder” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan poder, from Vulgar Latin potēre, regularization of Latin posse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /puˈðe/ (Lengadocian)
  • IPA(key): /puˈðej/ (Limousin)
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

poder

  1. to be able to, can

Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

poder m (plural poders)

  1. power

Old Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin potēre, regularization of Latin posse.

Noun[edit]

poder m (oblique plural poders, nominative singular poders, nominative plural poder)

  1. power (ability; capability)

Verb[edit]

poder

  1. can; be able to

Descendants[edit]

  • Occitan: poder

References[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese poder, from Vulgar Latin potēre, regularization of Latin posse.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • (Northeast Brazil) IPA(key): /poˈde(h)/
    • (without vowel harmony) IPA(key): /pɔˈde(h)/
  • (Rural Central Brazil) IPA(key): /puˈde(ɹ)/
  • Hyphenation: po‧der

Verb[edit]

poder (first-person singular present posso, first-person singular preterite pude, past participle podido)

  1. (auxiliary with a verb in the impersonal infinitive) to be able to; can (to have the ability to)
    Eu posso arrumar isso.
    I can fix this.
    Synonym: conseguir
  2. (auxiliary with a verb in the impersonal infinitive) can; to be allowed to (to have the permission to)
    Não podem ficar no pátio.
    You can’t stay in the patio.
  3. (auxiliary with a verb in the impersonal infinitive) can; could (indicates possibility)
    O montanhista podia cair a qualquer momento.
    The climber could fall at any moment.
  4. (auxiliary with a verb in the impersonal infinitive) may; might (indicates possibility but uncertainty)
    Pode ser que eu vá.
    I might go.
  5. (transitive with com) to be able to take on (to be able to defeat or withstand)
    Ninguém pode comigo!
    No one can take me on!
  6. (informal, intransitive) to be allowed
    Comer aqui pode.
    Eating here is allowed.
  7. (informal, intransitive) to be available for a meeting or appointment
    Eu posso terça.
    I'm available on Tuesday.
Conjugation[edit]
Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:poder.

Etymology 2[edit]

Nominalization of Etymology 1.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • (Northeast Brazil) IPA(key): /poˈdeh/
    • (without vowel harmony) IPA(key): /pɔˈdeh/
  • (Rural Central Brazil) IPA(key): /puˈdeɹ/
  • Hyphenation: po‧der

Noun[edit]

poder m (plural poderes)

  1. power (the ability to coerce, influence or control)
    O rei do Reino Unido tem pouco poder.
    The king of the United Kingdom has little power.
  2. (chiefly geopolitics) power (a powerful organization, especially a country)
    Os poderes mundiais se reuniram.
    The world powers got together.
    Synonym: potência
  3. possession; Only used in em poder de
    Synonym: posse
  4. (politics) power (branch of the government)
    Quem lida com isso é o poder judiciário.
    The branch that deals with this is the judiciary.
  5. power (extraordinary quality)
    Essa vacina tem o poder da cura.
    This vaccine has the power of cure.
    Synonym: virtude
  6. (science fiction) power; superpower (supernatural ability)
    Meu poder favorito é o teletransporte.
    My favorite power is teleportation.
    Synonym: superpoder
Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:poder.


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin potēre, regularization of Latin posse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /poˈdeɾ/ [poˈð̞eɾ]
  • Rhymes: -eɾ
  • Hyphenation: po‧der

Noun[edit]

poder m (plural poderes)

  1. power, reign
  2. authorization
  3. proxy (written certificate of authority to act for another)

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

poder (first-person singular present puedo, first-person singular preterite pude, past participle podido)

  1. to be able, can
    ¿Puedes acompañarme mañana?
    Could you come with me tomorrow?
    No puedes salir ya que no tienes permiso.
    You can't go out since you're not allowed.
    No puedo hablar francés.
    I can't speak French.
    Podría ayudar si me dejaran.
    I could help you if you would let me.
  2. (El Salvador, colloquial, reflexive) to be familiar with something, or with somebody's personality
    ¿Te podés el número de tu prima?
    Do you know your cousin's phone number?
    Como entrenador, tengo que poderme bien a todos mis jugadores.
    As a coach, I must know my players really well.

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is replaced with saber or ser capaz de for use with skills (as in to know how to do something) and omitted when relating to verbs of sense.

Puedes hacerlo.You can do it.
Ella es capaz de nadar. / Ella sabe nadar.She can swim.
Lo veo.I [can] see it.

In the preterite, poder means "to succeed in doing".

Pude hablar con el profesor después de la clase.
I managed to speak with the professor after class.
Podíamos hablar con el profesor cuando quisiéramos.
We could talk to the professor whenever we wanted.

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish poder.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: po‧der
  • IPA(key): /poˈdeɾ/, [poˈdeɾ]

Noun[edit]

podér

  1. power
    Synonyms: kapangyarihan, puwersa
  2. authority
    Synonym: awtoridad

Further reading[edit]